2014.11.04 The Sport of Kings

They're obviously doing something right/wrong.

Show Notes

PMs of Oz: Chris Watson (not his real name), not native-born, left school at 10.

Direct action farce, Clive wanted an ETS considered, then changed his mind, again. Prick.

Kate McClymont: the 2014 Andrew Olle Media Lecture on investigative journalism http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2014/10/31/4118753.htm

Coal http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/04/coal-is-the-future-insists-tony-abbott-as-un-calls-for-action-on-climate-change

Ramping up for G20 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-30/g20-security-police-ban-two-people-from-brisbane-summit-precinct/5854080

Brisbane airport ads http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-30/g20-security-police-ban-two-people-from-brisbane-summit-precinct/5854080

Polling - ALP ahead in the last 13 polls. First time that's happened since 2010.

"When children are assaulted on Nauru it is a matter for Australian law, whatever Scott Morrison says" "The Coalition continues to dress-up these punitive measures with the conceit that they have the humanitarian purpose of saving lives at sea - never mind the painstaking destruction of lives on land. This is the moral vacuum into which Morrison and his colleagues have plunged us." http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/03/when-children-are-bashed-on-nauru-it-is-a-matter-for-australian-law-whatever-scott-morrison-says

Brandis http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/nov/04/george-brandis-attempts-to-reassure-reporters-by-undermining-journalism

Duck? http://www.smh.com.au/business/peking-duck-fans-targeted-in-animal-welfare-ad-blitz-in-chinatown-20141103-11ey7c.html

Indonesian interceptions http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/04/indonesian-fighters-intercept-private-jet-bound-for-australia

#GamerGate next week


"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell




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